Greek Police Torture Video Published on Athens Indymedia

egyptbeatingvideo.gif At least four policemen torture two migrants inside the police station of Omonia in central Athens. They force them to beat each other while one of the policemen repeatedly instructs them to "hit harder" and beats both. Indybay reprots.

"For nearly a year, the above footage was circulated amongst policemen via mobile phones.

On the early hours of the 16th of June 2007 the video was uploaded to a commercial video sharing service and from there, to Athens Indymedia. A few hours later it featured as breaking news in all of the country's major media outlets, forcing prime minister Karamanlis to issue a statement condemning the incident.

Related torture/abuse incidents from Egypt:

-- Egypt's Torture Video Sparks Outrage

-- Egyptian Prisoner's torture sent to his friend's cell phones by police

-- Video phones expose torture in Egypt

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Submitted by KatrinVerclas on Mon, 2007-06-18 06:16.